Tissue Paper Creative Reuse

Many people think you can recycle tissue paper in your paper recycling, but most municipal recycling programs ask that you do not put tissue paper in your bin. That’s because tissue paper is made from short fibers that are not great for making recycled materials. So what can you do with tissue paper?

Craft Ideas with Tissue Paper

This episode was inspired by my neighbor Gena who dyed tissue paper with food coloring to make the beautiful paper featured at the top of this blog. Here are a few more pieces of her wonderful art:

Dyed tissue paper by Gena VanValkenburgh
Tissue paper dyed with food coloring by Gena VanValkenburgh
Dyed tissue paper by Gena VanValkenburgh
Tissue paper dyed with food coloring by Gena VanValkenburgh

Flowers and Pompoms from Tissue Paper

Lia Griffith’s Art

Tissue paper flowers (all species)

“Bleeding” Tissue Paper – for Watercolor Effects

Tissue Paper Suncatchers and Faux Stained Glass

Mexican-inspired Tissue Paper Crafts

Japanese-inspired Tissue Paper Crafts

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Our Lanterns Inspired by Paul Klee’s Art

"Lanterns" from recycled Crystal Light Containers and Tissue Paper Inspired by Paul Klee
“Lanterns” from recycled Crystal Light Containers and Tissue Paper Inspired by Paul Klee – designed by Trashmagination
"Lanterns" from recycled Crystal Light Containers and Tissue Paper Inspired by Paul Klee - designed by Trashmagination
“Lanterns” from recycled Crystal Light Containers and Tissue Paper Inspired by Paul Klee – designed by Trashmagination
"Lanterns" from recycled Crystal Light Containers and Tissue Paper Inspired by Paul Klee - designed by Trashmagination
My son’s “lantern” from recycled Crystal Light Containers and Tissue Paper Inspired by Paul Klee – designed by Trashmagination
"Lanterns" from recycled Crystal Light Containers and Tissue Paper Inspired by Paul Klee - designed by Trashmagination
“Lanterns” from recycled Crystal Light Containers and Tissue Paper Inspired by Paul Klee – designed by Trashmagination
Woman standing beside "Lanterns" from recycled Crystal Light Containers and Tissue Paper Inspired by Paul Klee - designed by Trashmagination
“Lanterns” from recycled Crystal Light Containers and Tissue Paper Inspired by Paul Klee – designed by Trashmagination

High school sculpture curriculum making 3-D sculptures from reeds and tissue paper – by Whitney Panetta

Artists Who Work with Tissue Paper

Maya Freelon Asante

Frédéric Guibrunet and Sophie Mouton-Perrat – Papier à Êtres

Patricia Chemin

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Eric Carle

Marcelo Jácome

Gabby O’Connor

Polly Verity of Polyscene

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